Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
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Reviews for the Acer Predator Helios 16 PH16-71-731Q
The Acer Predator Helios 16 is simultaneously a solid and quiet gaming laptop with many high-end aspects. Thanks to the economical RTX 4060 and its mature cooling system, gaming sessions will not result in sudden deafness despite the potent 16-core CPU. We were also positively surprised by the fast QHD display and although we were not dealing with the mini-LED display variant, its deployment can be found in the key lighting.
Source: Pocket Lint
After my time with the Acer Predator Helios 16, I find myself with very few complaints. It performs excellently, is comfortable to use, feels sturdy and well-built and has a gorgeous display. As for the downsides, it's mainly the size and weight that would hold me back from recommending this to everyone. It's a chunky and heavy machine that's best constrained to household use, especially when you factor in the bulk of the hefty power brick. That's nothing unusual, in the world of gaming laptops, but while you might be happy to lug about a behemoth with an RTX 4080 inside, it's a bigger ask when it comes to a specification like this. The upside of that is the excellent cooling. The keyboard area stayed cooler and more comfortable to use on this machine than any in recent memory, and that's no doubt due to the extra breathing room afforded by this sizable chassis.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2023
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/18/2023
Source: Laptop Media
Once again, the Acer Predator Helios is ready to inspire many people. It is clearly a medium-high-end gaming notebook, which has a ton of capabilities. The inclusion of a super well-populated port selection is great. Two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a MicroSD card slot, three USB Type-As, and more will be enough for pretty much everybody. Its internals are easy to access (although you need the slightly less common Torx screwdriver). You can upgrade your memory, and your storage, as there are two slots for either of them. Acer Predator Helios 16 (PH16-71)’s IPS panel has a WQXGA resolution with a 16:10 aspect ratio, comfortable viewing angles, a good contrast ratio, and a high maximum brightness. It covers 99% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, as well as an accurate color representation. In addition, the display doesn’t use PWM for brightness adjustment.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/18/2023
NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 8 GB GDDR6 (128 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost).
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i7-13700HX: Mobile CPU based on the Raptor Lake series that offers 16 cores (8 performance, 8 efficiency cores). Similar to the Desktop Core i7-13700K but with reduced clock speeds.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.
Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
89.5%: There are not very many models that are rated better. Most of the assessments are in percentage ranges below that. The tested product is not considered perfect, but the sources give a clear purchase recommendation.
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